Happy Labor Day from cover guard®!

Dear Valued Customers,

Happy Labor Day from cover guard®! We hope you’re enjoying this well-deserved break.

Please note that all of our offices will be closed on September 4th. We’ll be back in action on September 5th to assist you with any inquiries you might have.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Best regards,

The cover guard® Team

Bayso Sarasota project

The Bayso Sarasota project involves the construction of an oceanfront luxury condominium development located at 301 Quay Commons, Sarasota, FL. Led by the Kolter Group and managed by the general contractor KAST Construction , the project aims to create a lavish living space with 149 condo units spanning levels 5 to 19. The scope includes the protection of various surfaces within the units and common spaces, such as porcelain tile, carpet, vinyl, and luxury vinyl tile, covering a total area of 232,874 square feet in the units and approximately 16,308 square feet in common areas.

Surface Protection Solution:

To safeguard the delicate surfaces throughout the construction and maintenance phases of the Bayso Sarasota project, Cover Guard surface product solution was used. Specifically, the chosen product for this task was CG31036DP, a 10 mil non-flame retardant version of Cover Guard. This protective surface cover is made of durable polyethylene material and is designed to be easily handled, cut, and moved around the job site. Cover Guard provides reliable protection against potential damage and wear during activities like construction, restoration, and maintenance, making it a valuable asset for high-end projects like Bayso Sarasota.

The protective efforts were coordinated by Architectural Tile and Marble, responsible for ensuring the safeguarding of the various surfaces in the project. Anthony Valentino, the project superintendent from Architectural Tile & Marble, worked closely with suppliers to select and implement the appropriate protection measures. Daltile of Tampa/Clearwater, represented by Devin Wilkerson, supplied the cover guard® polyethylene protective material. Daltile’s network of branch locations facilitated the distribution of Cover Guard® throughout the project.

The use of Cover Guard on this luxury condominium development not only helps maintain the quality and appearance of the surfaces but also underscores the commitment to delivering a flawless living experience to the future occupants of Bayso Sarasota.

CG2 “Orange” Non-FR Cover Guard® Protective Solution for Saltaire Luxury Condo Complex

This project showcases the application of Cover Guard®’s CG2 “Orange” formulation, a cost-effective temporary surface protection system that offers similar qualities to their flagship product, the CG “Blue.” The CG2 series provides all the features and benefits of the CG “Blue” without the flame retardant (FR) chemical ingredient. It is designed to protect various surfaces such as hardwood floors, tile, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate, concrete, stained concrete, epoxy finishes, paint, glass, metal, and countertops where flame retardancy is not required.

Saltaire, a 35-story luxury condo complex located in downtown St. Petersburg, FL, faced the need to protect a total of 350,000 square feet of surfaces. To achieve this, Cover Guard®’s CG2 1036DP, a 10 Mil Non-FR cover guard, was used to cover all porcelain tile floors in both the units and common areas across all 35 floors. Additionally, in cases where Masonite was utilized as impact protection for long-term coverage, Cover Guard® was employed as an “underlayment” to prevent scratching or marring of the porcelain tile finish caused by the Masonite.

The use of CG2 “Orange” Non-FR Cover Guard® proved to be an ideal solution for the Saltaire luxury condo complex, providing efficient and reliable protection for a wide range of surfaces without compromising on quality or performance.

Key Project Details:

General Contractor: Kast Construction

Flooring Contractor responsible for surface protection: Architectural Tile & Marble

Project Manager at Architectural Tile & Marble (Saltaire): Paul Schmidt

Source of Supply for Cover Guard® Temporary Surface Protection: Dal Tile SSC 192, Sarasota, FL

Contacts at Dal Tile, Sarasota, FL:

Devin Wilkerson

Bobby Losser

🎉 Celebrate Made in the USA Day on July 2nd and Support American Made Products! 🎉

On this special day, we proudly acknowledge the importance of supporting products made right here in the USA. It’s the perfect time to show your support for American manufacturers and contribute to the growth of our economy.

At Cover Guard, we take immense pride in manufacturing our products in the USA. We offer a wide range of protective materials that are designed and produced domestically, ensuring the highest quality and reliability.

Our Cover Guard® protective materials are available in two formulations: CG Flame Retardant and CG2 Non-Flame Retardant. Made from polyethylene, these temporary surface protection solutions are versatile and suitable for various applications, including new construction, renovation, rehab/refurbishment, and restoration projects.

Our clientele spans across numerous industries, including general contractors, flooring and tile installation experts, hospital and medical facilities, military and marine sectors, educational institutions, power plants and energy sectors, commercial and industrial establishments, facilities maintenance teams, electrical services, drywall and paint professionals, and many more.

Cover Guard products are specifically designed to protect surfaces against damage caused by typical trade activity, as well as normal wear and tear. They provide a reliable shield that preserves the integrity and aesthetics of your surfaces.

On this Made in the USA Day, we encourage you to support American manufacturers like Cover Guard. By choosing our proudly made-in-the-USA products, you not only acquire exceptional quality and performance but also contribute to the strength and prosperity of our nation’s manufacturing industry.

Happy Independence Day from cover guard®

We hope you’re all gearing up for a fantastic celebration! As we honor this special day, we wanted to let you know that our office will be closed on July 3rd and 4th.

It’s time to enjoy some quality time with family and friends, savor delicious BBQs, and watch mesmerizing fireworks light up the sky. We’ll be back and ready to assist you with any inquiries or projects on July 5th.

Wishing you a memorable and safe Independence Day! 🎆🎇

Ed DiCastro / Inside Sales Coordinator / RETIREMENT

To All Our Valued cover guard® Customers & Distribution Partners:
After 22 years with Bainbridge International and the cover guard® Protective Materials Division and at 82 “years young”, Ed DiCastro, our Inside Sales Coordinator has chosen to retire.

Ed has been an integral part of our Bainbridge family and a vital contributor to the success of our cover guard® branded products over these past 22 years. His commitment, work ethic, loyalty, dedication and mentorship will be truly missed. Please join me by wishing Ed well as he enters into the retirement chapter of his life.

Going forward, Sue Riley ([email protected]) will assume the responsibilities of the cover guard® Inside Sales Coordinator.

Sue has been with Bainbridge for 12 years and has served in various roles, most recently in Export logistics. Trust me when I say . . . “you’re in good hands” with Sue assuming this most important position.

We thank you for your business and look forward to continuing to serve you as your preferred source of supply for Temporary Surface Protection materials!

Meet your new cover guard® representative

Nicole Foster

Sales & Business Development – Western Region

We at the cover guard® Protective Materials Division of Bainbridge International are pleased to announce the hiring of Nicole Foster as our Sales & Business Development Representative for the Western Region. This region includes Nicole’s home state of California as well as Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah.

Nicole’s experience, to include that as a field representative in the construction supply industry, will certainly be an asset as she works to drive additional business with our existing distribution partners while also focusing on new account acquisition where distribution of cover guard® temporary surface protection products lacks distribution and presents opportunity.

Introducing New Flame Retardant Seam Tape

We at the cover guard® Protective Materials Division of Bainbridge International are introducing a New Polyethylene Flame Retardant Seam Tape to complement our polyethylene Temporary Surface Protection product line. After field testing, research, and positive feedback we are confident this product will meet or exceed the needs of the markets we serve and do so while being more cost-efficient than our current cloth coated duct tape. 

As a matter of general information and to convey confidence in this new Seam Tape product we are attaching our Data Sheet for the Polyethylene “Flame Retardant” Seam Tape which will carry the Part Number of CGTP03FRBU.

We are available to address any questions, concerns, or inquiries you may have. Feel free to reach out if we can be of further assistance.